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Workplace literacy and people with disabilities: shifting the focus to the employer

Series or Serial: Mosaic, Research Notes on Literacy, vol. 2, no. 1

Publisher: Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy

Published At: University Park, PA

Date Published: 1992

Distributor: Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy

Source Address: 204 Calder Way, Suite 209

Source City/State/Zip: University Park PA 16801

Material Type: Article

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Literacy; Employment; Basic Skills; Disabilities

Abstract:
In the past, literacy training for persons with disabilities has focused on skills needed to succeed in the workplace, with a resulting high unemployment rate among the disabled. In the field of disability, successful skills training is becoming increasingly linked to concepts of workplace inclusion. The recently enacted Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has intensified company efforts to promote successful workplace integration. References are included.

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